Friday, July 25, 2008

What Does A Real Bike Look Like?

Sigh.

I've been working on the FAQ for Monday (keep those questions coming!) and kind of forgot that I needed to post something today. Don't have enough for a quiz, and while Max Gaertig's new 8.7" rise WTP bars are interesting, they're not interesting enough to make a whole post about.

So, instead, I figured I'd post a photo of one of my old bikes and let you all make fun of it. Apparently I was following the three-fist rule—Gary Ellis ain't got shit on me.


No, I'm not riding that bike now

Enjoy the weekend.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE 1998!!! oh and chrome forks too...

Had those forks also, sweet sticker.

Anonymous said...

All the high-tech parts of the day and you had to go and put a shitty Chris King on there, oh well no one's perfect.

Anonymous said...

i still run a skidmark in the back.

Russ said...

I never had a problem with Chris King headsets. Probably should have tried a Solid, though. Never did get one.

Stephen said...

My girlfriend's son has that sprocket on his bike.

Boom.

Russ said...

That sprocket weighs more than most modern drivetrains.

ryan said...

That is a beautiful bike for it's time.

todd from albe's said...

the stickers alone weigh as much as a seat clamp.

Russ said...

Most of those parts are still hanging around, I think. The frame (sans most of the stickers) is hanging in my parents basement on Long Island. It was the first Standard I ever bought new.

The bars were a pair of old PrimoPros that came off Grimaldo Duran's bike. Pretty sure they were bent, then bent back, but I never had any problems.

Jake said...

Eh, what's the 3-fist rule again?

Anonymous said...

^The fist rule references how many fists you can grasp the amount of seat post showing. A more common version of the rule is the "one fist rule" where those of us who refuse to slam all the way despite peer pressure to do so always keep at least a fist of post showing.

Anonymous said...

That thing is fucking badass...I remember when 75% the riders in my town had sta's..I walked in the local shop once and some litle kid was asking what frames the best and the dude picked up a white STA

Russ said...

When I was riding that bike, I feel like 90 percent of the riders in NYC were on Standards.

Shea said...

that bike looks shit, we'd have bullied the fuck out of you if you'd turned up at our spots on that geek mobile in 1997

VxD said...

SATAN!!!

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

didnt know that there was such thing in bmx as bullying people with wrong bike.......

todd from albe's said...

i love the smell of sarcsm in the morning.

t.f.a. said...

oops..another hurried typo, g.

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

Fool me once,but you cant fool me twice..guys,lets make fun of Todd...NOW!

dbz said...

GREEN BASTARD™.

todd from albe's said...

bring it, bitches. i can dish as well as receive. and there's very little that can be said about me that i haven't said before. haha.

Stephen said...

Todd, I need to know what kind of size 13 shoes you have, or is the site a pretty good representation of what you have in stock?

Also, penus.

t.f.a. said...

Stephen, our web site is pretty accurate for shoes. also, we usually have a bunch of slightly older and/or discontinued shoes on sale real cheap in our retail store (that have been dropped from the web site) so if you call i can tell you what's available in your size.

Stephen said...

let me reiterate that if you don't order from albe's, then fuck you.

but really, thanks todd. you made my shoe day.

VxD said...

SPRFLS comments = Albe's new ordering system?

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

Todd,any lotek left?9.5?Also,when the federal 20/20 bars are gonna hit the shopS?

Anonymous said...

Please can you visit this blog and say how bad it is ! Thank You

http://www.ridingaroundhere.blogspot.com/

Ryan Partridge said...

This website rules. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

what website

Ryan Partridge said...

Ok. Blog...

Anonymous said...

stickers were pretty hot back then

Anonymous said...

Please can you visit this blog and say how bad it is ! Thank You

http://www.ridingaroundhere.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

that bike is fucking stinking and always was

todd from albe's said...

g.s.
only discontinued/discounted Loteks we have are size 13. we have no discounted 9.5s in anything, sorry.